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Re: Flame against non-free burning, time to think.

On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 04:47:30PM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 07:10:18PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 04:53:11AM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > > I see what the problem is.  If one is not reasonable, it can be one
> > > maintainer with whatever reasonable numbrer of people to second its
> > > existance.  I can even live with parity between main and non-free.
> > > (like: 3 for main, 5 for non-free)
> > 
> > Presumably, there are enough people with their feet planted against this
> > GR that they will "second" the existence of any package in non-free.
> > 
> > So, in that case, you don't have majority rule; you have minority veto.
> > 
> > And a very small minority at that!
> Well, this is getting too much for me.  Sorry. I do not have too much to
> explain other than saying "majority has already spoken not to support it
> that is why these people are a very small minority".

Hmm, maybe this was not clear response to Branden's comment.  I should
have said:

Majority expresses its tolerance by granting "minority veto right".
What's wrong with it.  That is the greatness of the civirized society.

> I would love to get this GR happen sometime soon and get over.  We can
> concentrate something more productive after

Still true :-)
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